Douglas double keeps Scarborough unbeaten
Scarborough Secondary continued their unbeaten run in the Tobago zone of the BGTT Secondary Schools Football league beating Bishops High School 3-0 at the Carnbee/Mt Pleasant Grounds on Saturday.
A double strike by Caleb Douglas and a third by Decland Harris were enough for the defending champions to secure the victory.
Bishops came out attacking and pressured Scarborough early in the game as Che Richards and Shornel Thomas led the Boys in maroon.
Captain Che Diaz and Timitayo Frederick controlled the midfield as their opponents took longer to settle. However, the Bishops strikers were not converting their chances.
Scarborough eventually got their rhythm as Shaquille Jack made inroads on the right hand side as there were quick turnovers of the ball between the two teams.
Bishops’ Che Richards had a shot on goal in the 16th minute but goalkeeper Shaheem Carrington made the save. Harris scored the first item for Scarborough from the penalty spot in the 28th minute after Kellon James was brought down in the penalty box.
Bishops were reduced to ten men as Jarren James was sent off after he questioned the decision of referee Lester Alleyne following the penalty decision.
Scarborough sought to use their numerical advantage as James had a chance in the 25th minute to make add to the score but he missed at close range. In the 37th minute, Harris received a long ball in a counter attack, but custodian Oshean George came out to make the save.
Bishops defenders Chris Lewis and Diaz thwarted several Scarborough runs to goals while their strikers found it similarly difficult to get past Scarborough’s back line. The winners failed to take advantage of being one man up and went into the interval with a solitary goal.
On the resumption Scarborough captain Chrislon Morgan, in midfield, led the attack. James’ cross in the 55th minute proved troublesome for keeper George as the ball slipped through his hand but George recovered to take control of the ball. Carrington then was surprisingly given a red card and James had to take up goalkeeping duties.
In the 64th minute, Douglas almost had his first goial when he collected a ball from La Shawn Roberts and drove in from the right side and had a shot, but George pushed the ball over the crossbar.
Douglas eventually found the back of the net in the 60th minute when he turned and volleyed in a shot in the left hand side of the penalty box to beat George. Ackel Carrington almost pulled one back for Bishops in the 69th minute but Scarborough’s keeper did well to parry the ball out for a corner.
Morgan led several counterattacks as he and substitute Antonio Nelson pushed for a third goal that did not come.
Despite remainig unbeaten however, Scarborough lie in fourth in the table on nine points behind leaders Speyside High who whipped Pentecostal Light and Life 5-0. Second place Roxborough (10 points) edged Signal Hill 3-2 while Mason Hall is in third after dismissing Goodwood High 5-0.